• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

With the addition of key topics in criminology, you can explore these two complementary fields while gaining a Qualifying Law Degree through which you complete the academic stage of legal education whilst gaining speciality in Criminology.

You’ll explore specialist topics including criminal law, criminology and criminal behaviour while also gaining a solid grounding in many essential legal topics such as:

  • legally enforceable contracts and the factors that render them unenforceable
  • tortious liability, negligence and duty of care
  • real property law, easements, covenants and mortgages
  • the establishment and management of trusts and complex property transactions

Towards the end of your study you will complete a detailed research project on any topic of interest within the scope of your degree. Participating in discussion forums and reflecting in your journal entries gives you plenty of opportunity to relate your course matter to your own experiences and use your new skills and knowledge in your existing role.

Your future

Legal knowledge is a highly useful commodity in a range of roles, including management, finance, human resources, education, local and central government and the voluntary sector. Tying in your new criminology knowledge will benefit you when applying to roles within the police, prisons, probation and other criminal justice positions.

The Law with Criminology (Hons) programme at the University of Essex Online allows you to complete the academic stage of legal education. If this is your objective, you must complete all your degree studies in no more than six years and achieve a minimum of a lower second class honours degree. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Teaching methods and style

  • Essex Online is a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment to deliver teaching, resources and assessments. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and listen to and view live lectures and seminars.
  • You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have opportunities to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, University of Essex Online caps the class sizes at 20 students. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Three A-levels or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Relevant work experience

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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Law with Criminology (Hons)
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